Author Archives: Dr. Lisa Gorn

Another study has found the significance of low vitamin D levels associated with heart disease. The latest research, from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism from January 2012, evaluated coronary stenosis in older adults, and categorized them by vitamin D levels.  Those with moderately low vitamin D levels (between 15-29.9 ng/ml)

Thyroid function is typically assessed initially using TSH levels. The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is secreted by the pituitary gland in response to decreasing thyroid hormone levels in the body. With autoimmune destruction of the thyroid, secretion of TSH increases in response to low circulating levels of the thyroid hormone.  In the

Don’t miss your chance to learn from an expert! Dr. Lisa Gorn shares her experience and knowledge about the mysterious thyroid gland and the impact it has on nearly every function in your body. Tune in on Thursday, February 9 to Sirius XM Channel 81 at 10am EST to hear some vital information that

Research presented at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress 2011 indicated that testosterone replacement in men with low baseline levels of testosterone improved all components of the metabolic syndrome. One hundred forty seven men ages 38 to 83 were included in the study. The men were injected with a long acting

Hypothyroidism has been treated with porcine thyroid hormone replacement since 1891. Porcine thyroid, also known under such brand names as Armour Thyroid, and Naturethroid, contains both active (T3) and inactive (T4) thyroid hormone. Since the 1930s, however, porcine thyroid became replaced with levothyroxine, or T4, alone, also known under the brand name

A new study just published in the October 2011 edition of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that any level of thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy, from mild to severe, can lead to loss of the pregnancy, malformations, decreased vision development, and problems with neurological development, to name a few.

More and more data is being published correlating higher testosterone levels in men with a lower risk of heart disease. A new study in the prestigious Journal of the American College of Cardiology looked at 2400 elderly men, and found that those with testosterone levels in the highest quartile had a 30

Another new study, published in the journal Neurology, showed that low vitamin B12 is a risk factor for brain atrophy and cognitive impairment. This study also found that routine markers of vitamin B12 status, such as a serum vitamin B12 level, were not good measurements of B12 levels in the body. Special

A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that women taking bioidentical estrogen had a significant improvement in memory, compared to women receiving synthetic hormones. Recent research has shown that synthetic estrogen is harmful to brain function, especially in women at risk for dementia. This study looked at

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